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Publicist Awards Honor Apatow, Roth, Ford and Other Publicity-Friendlies

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The ICG Publicist Awards were handed out, and let’s just get the big news out of the way–Nikke Finke did not win the journalist of the year award, as it went to USA Today correspondent Susan Wloszczyna, who’s not quite the lightning rod that Finke is. But she’s not breaking anything as big, either. But who wants to be known as the BFF of publicists?

Harrison Ford won a lifetime achievement award, which is hilarious, as most journalists think he’s a difficult interview. Judd Apatow and Warner Bros. Television president Peter Roth are showmen of the year, and Apatow could win that title, over and over again, saying

It’s an honor to be up here and to be honored as publicity whore of the year and you’re all my pimps.

Parse that sentence and pick out the joke.

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ICG Publicist Award Nominees Announced–Variety Admits Boredom With Lists

The ICG Publicist Guild announced its annual awards nominees.


The Press Award
, which honors outstanding journalists who cover the entertainment industry: Nikki Finke (L.A. Weekly/Deadline Hollywood Daily), Bill Keveney (USA Today), Scott Mantz (“Access Hollywood”), Claudia Puig (USA Today), Anne Thompson (Daily Variety) and Susan Wloszczyna (USA Today).

(Thompson’s readers weigh in.)

The Les Mason Award, the highest honor paid a publicist for lifetime achievement: Tony Angellotti, Claudia Gray, Mary Hunter, Pat Kingsley, Stan Rosenfield and Deborah Wuliger.

Judd Apatow will be honored with the motion picture showmanship award and Peter Roth, president of Warner Bros. Television, will be named 2008 television showman of the year.

The Guild will bestow the awards at 45th annual Publicists Awards luncheon on February 5th.

And at Variety, in a burst of candor, Byron Perry admits to the tedium of writing about nominations:

Noms were also announced for the Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Showman Awards for Television and Motion Picture, which honors union publicists for achievements in publicity and promotion during the previous calendar year. I could add those noms here but I thought this was getting long

WGA 07 Strike Week 3: Coming Attractions

Fun as this is, think they cleared the music? Written by Danny Zuker and Tim Kelleher, who also directed.

Craig Mazin tries to separate the noise from the news. The commenters are more restrained than previously, and are posting about the Teamsters who’re crossing the picket lines. FBLA’s next door neighbor is a grip, who’s mighty glad to be on location, he says. But our designer pal, whose show went dark, says his crew is pissed off.

John August has a cute anecdote about seeing Peter Roth in Mozza, which sort of undercuts the whole “Writers–they’re just like us!” meme. In a similar vein, Campanile will open a Writer’s Soup Kitchen on Wed. with a $18 prix fixe dinner menu, which is cold comfort to assistants who don’t have union cards or jobs or a spare $20. The nicely brought-up writer will take a whole group of unemployed to dinner.

Ken Levine takes a brisk turn around holiday movies. Fred Claus is gonna tank:

ELF it’s not. ALF it’s not.

People really hate Vince Vaughn, don’t they?

Tomorrow is the big multi-union march down Hollywood Blvd, so wear red, and show up at 1 PM at the corner of Ivar Ave and Hollywood Blvd.